12 Strawberry Picking Locations In And Near Tokyo To Visit This Spring

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Red is the strongest color of spring.

Spring is almost officially here, which means it’s time to plan some fun outdoor activities before the cherry blossoms start taking most of our free time on weekends. Early spring in Japan is notorious for strawberry picking (and eating!), which is one of the best family events you can plan this time of the year. Plus, what’s a better way to get through the hayfever season than to indulge in a deliciously excellent source of vitamin C?!

Here are our recommended 12 places in and near Tokyo where you can pick and eat fresh farm strawberries until your heart’s content. Enjoy! 

1. Setagaya Ichigo Juku (Tokyo)

Located just 10 minutes on foot from Kaminoge Station, the Setagaya Ichigo Juku greenhouse lets you pick and eat as many strawberries as you can for 30 minutes on the site, take photos and have as much fun as you wish. Reservations aren’t necessary so you can plan the trip last minute, but if you go, make sure to be there exactly at 10 a.m. (or even earlier) as they close as soon as the house is full. 

Address: 4-32-1 Nakamachi, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo
Open-^: From 10 a.m.
Time limit: 30 minutes all-you-can-pick and eat
Picking Dates: Every Wednesday and Sunday between January and June
Fees: Adults ¥2,000, Children ¥1,700

2. Niikura Noen Farm (Tokyo)

A sweet spot in western Tokyo, Niikura Noen is a family-owned farm specializing in strawberry and blueberry picking, where guests pay for what they pick. Highly recommended for those who want to enjoy the day at their own pace, picking without worrying about the time limit. Reservations are required in advance and you can check availabilities on their site, which is updated daily. 

Address: 1170 Ochikawa, Tama-shi, Tokyo
Open: Weekends from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1:30 p.m.
Time limit: No time limit
Picking Dates: February-May 2019
Fee: Free entry, Picked strawberries cost ¥300 per 100g

3. Machida Yasai no Ie Ichigo House (Tokyo)

Machida Yasai no Ie Ichigo House is conveniently located just about an hour from Shinjuku station and 5 minutes on foot from Aihara station on the JR Yokohama Line. This greenhouse also grows a variety of seasonal vegetables, which you can buy and take home. Reservations should be made through Jalan

Address: 1275 Aiwaracho, Machida-shi, Tokyo
Time limit: 30 minutes all-you-can-pick and eat
Picking Dates: November 2018-May 2019
Fee: Adults ¥2,000, Children ¥1,500

4. Musashi No Mura (Saitama)

One of the most famous family-friendly spots in Saitama, Musashi Mura offers much more than just strawberry picking. It’s a massive adventure land for the kids, with game corners, pony ride attractions, multiple playgrounds, a dog run and a large complex with restaurants, restrooms and diaper changing facilities. Inside this wonderland is the strawberry farmhouse, which offers five different kids of the delicious fruit. Though a bit far from central Tokyo, this is a great spot to spend a whole day with the family. 

Address: 1700-1 Shidami, Kazo-shi, Saitama
Open: 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Closed on Wednesdays.
Time limit: 30 minutes all-you-can-pick and eat
Picking Dates: Until early May 2019
Fee: Adults ¥2,900, Children ¥2,300 (Park entry fee) 

5. Ishii Noen Erdbeere (Chiba)

Access this strawberry farm with an easy 35-minute-ride from Akihabara Station. Known for its seven special strawberry kinds, including the “peach berry,” characterized by a peach-like aroma and mild taste, and the very rich in flavor “red cheek,” this greenhouse is small but offers some good quality berries. And they also have an original strawberry sherbet, too, in case you can still eat! 

Address: 516 Hongo-cho, Funabashi-shi, Chiba
Open: From 4 p.m. on Wednesdays and 10 a.m. on Saturdays.
Time limit: 30 minutes (Wednesdays · Saturdays only)
Picking Dates: February-May 2019
Fee: (February) Adults ¥1,900, Children ¥1,000, (March) Adults ¥1,600, Children ¥800, (April) Adults ¥1,300 yen, Children ¥600, Free for children under 3 y.o.

6. Mukasa Noen Strawberry House (Kanagawa)

Get on the Nambu Line to Musashi-Nakahara station and walk from there a few minutes before you reach this bright and sweet greenhouse offering endless rows of sweet and juicy strawberries. The house’s strawberries always sell out early in the morning at their adjacent farm market, which also offers a variety of other fruit and vegetables.  

Address: 2-5 Sakado, Takatsu-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa
Time limit: 30 minutes all-you-can-pick and eat
Picking Dates: February – May 2019
Fee: Adults ¥2,000, Children ¥1,500 yen

7. Strawberry House Ebina (Kanagawa)

Ebina in Kanagawa is a popular area for strawberry picking and there are many greenhouses and farms that attract visitors with strawberry picking. This greenhouse, however, is a favorite of ours because it’s one of the very few where you can stand and pick the fruit — in other words, your back will be safe from aching for the next couple of days. Strollers are also permitted, which makes it a perfect walk for you and your little one. The strawberries are fresh, rich and juicy, too and Ebina is located just 40 minutes with the Odakyu Line from Shinjuku. 

Address: 1120 Nakagouchi, Ebina-shi, Kanagawa
Time limit: 30 minutes all-you-can-pick and eat
Picking Dates: Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays between January and June 2019. Registration starts att 7:30 a.m., entrance at the park from 10 a.m. First come first served basis.
Fee: (Jan-March) Adults ¥1,800, Children ¥1,400, (April-May 6) Adults ¥1400, Children ¥1,200, (May 11-End of season) Adults ¥1,000, Children ¥800

8. Shinozu Kisetsu no Kaori Noen (Saitama)

We recommend that you visit this farm by car as its location is not very easily accessible by train. A visit is still very much worth it though as it offers a total of six strawberry kinds, including Hoshi no Kirameki, one of the sweetest kinds in Japan. The strawberries here are grown without the use of pesticides so the place is highly recommended for those living the clean organic life. 

Address: 604-3 Shinozu, Shiratsu, Shiroka-shi, Saitama
Open: 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Closed on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays. 
Time limit:
30 minutes all-you-can-pick and eat
Picking Dates: January – May 2019
Fee: Adults ¥1,800, Children ¥900, Under 2 y.o. free. 

9. Utsumi Ichigoen

Located just at the exit of the Tomei Atsugi IC, this is another place we recommend you to visit by car. The farm recommends which strawberries are best for picking on the day and also provides a free condensed milk service to enjoy with your fresh strawberries. Strollers and wheelchairs are allowed inside. Reservations via phone or email are required in advance. 

Address: 696 Atsugi Shimotsuzu, Atsugi-shi, Kanagawa
Time limit: 30 minutes all-you-can-pick and eat
Picking Dates: January – May 2019
Fee: (Jan-March) Adults ¥1,800, Under 5 y.o. ¥800, (April 1-Golden Week:) Adults ¥1,400, Under 5 y.o. ¥700, (Golden Week-End of May): Adults ¥1200, Under 5 y.o. ¥600

10. Wada Ichigoen (Kanagawa)

With a stunning view of Mt. Fuji, this farmhouse is a popular one day-trip spot for young families and couples. You’ll be given a number when you register at the door and once your number comes, you can get inside the warm greenhouse and enjoy as many strawberries as you can for 30 minutes. Condensed milk is also provided at the door.

Address: 216-1 Ogami Hiratsuka-shi, Kanagawa
Time limit: 30 minutes
Picking Dates: December 2018-All picked 2019
Fee: Adults ¥1,700, Under 4 y.o. ¥900

11. Yumegaoka Noen

In Yokohama city, just about 50 minutes from Shinagawa by train, you can enjoy four kinds of strawberries grown in a spacious farmhouse. Condensed milk is available if you’re a sweet tooth looking to add even more sweetness to the strawberries. The farm has free parking if you visit by car. 

Address: 1653 Shimida-cho, Izumi-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa
Time limit: 30 minutes
Picking Dates: January – May 2019
Fee: (Jan-Feb): Adults ¥2,000, Child ¥1,000, (March): Adult ¥1,800, Child ¥900, (April): ¥1,500, Children ¥750, Free for kids under 3 y.o. 

12. Ichigo Kobo Kimuraya (Saitama)

This place is located just 10 minutes on foot from the Obuku Station and can be reached within an hour from Ueno Station. The farm is barrier-free so it has a great open feel to it and is filled with juicy strawberries for the whole family. 

Address: 320 Koshigaya-shi, Saitama
Time limit: 30 minutes
Picking Dates: January – May 2019
Fee: (Jan-April): Adults ¥1,800, Children ¥1,000, (April-End of season): Adults ¥1,200, Children ¥800

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